Sørgekape launched their new album Intelligent Kjaerlighet with a special showcase performance at Askim Cultural Centre (photo: Lasse Bakke)
Norway - Lars Bakke and the sales team from Robe's Norwegian distributor Norsk Sceneteknikk based in Spydeberg, seized the opportunity to actively support local prog-rock band Sørgekape with additional lighting when lead singer Kim Lunde started working with them about a year ago.

They saw several opportunities in this. Firstly to learn more about the Robe fixtures they are selling, secondly, the gigs provide an opportunity for inviting potential clients to real 'live' demos of the products working in situ ... and thirdly, they were really happy to be supporting an excellent artist. It was a win-win scenario all round!

Sørgekape recently launched their new album Intelligent Kjaerlighet with a special showcase performance at Askim Cultural Centre (in their home town), which was also recorded for a DVD. Lars decided to 'push the boat out' with his creative lighting design and ensure that the production values were really stepped up for the gig.

He utilised a whole variety of Robe fixtures to help produce this spectacular and animated show, including six BMFL Spots, 10 LEDBeam 1000s, six Pointes, 24 x miniPointes, together with CycFX 4s and 8s, LEDWash 1200s, 800s and 600s, MMX Blades and WashBeams plus other fixtures like strobes, LED units and Moles.

Three trusses were installed in the roof, a ground-supported circular structure was constructed around - and above - the drum kit, and there were also ground supported side truss ladders which were used for lighting positions.

A 'signature' lighting look was created with the positioning of the 24 x miniPointes around the outside rail of the circle, with LED lights and strobes on the inside.

The six Pointes were hung on the side trusses and used for dramatic cross lighting and shooting different effects across the stage, with the CycFX vertically rigged along the tops of the side trusses and strobes dotted in-between the Pointes.

On the floor, two of the BMFL Spots were used to project colours and gobos onto the back drape, and downstage on the front truss, the MMXs were ideally placed for key lighting along with more conventionals including fresnels.

"All the fixtures really helped energise the show," Lars commented. With 16 songs to programme on his Jands Vista console, he had a massive choice and was able to give each song many unique looks without any repetition.

(Jim Evans)

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